I am a student who is really interested in global macro and whose dream job would be to be at a global macro hedge fund in an investment analyst role and where I could have the potential to act in an idea generation capacity. I have looked online and found some stuff, but all the stuff I found was either old, about long-short hedge funds rather than macro funds, or both. Based off of what I have found, I get the impression that people don't get in straight from undergrad but rather are hired after already having experience in a related field. Investment banking was the most popular one I heard but it doesn't seem to be relevant for global macro, I also heard that for global macro they tend to hireand research. Is this accurate, and which groups are most relevant for a macro group? I'd imagine that stuff like rates is ideal, but it would be good to get input from someone actually in the industry. Also, what books do you recommend for self-education? I have already read the Alchemy of Finance, Soros on Soros, Financial Turmoil In Europe and the United States, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, Merger Arbitrage, Dynamic Hedging, Hedge Fund , , You Can Be A Stock Market Genius, One Up on Wall Street, and Hedge Fund Market Wizards. I am currently reading Global Macro Trading: Profiting in a New World Economy, Interest Rate Markets: A Practical Approach to Fixed Income, and Fixed Income Securities: Tools for Today's Markets. I am currently also running a small trading account with a trade journal where I make trades in a variety of asset classes based off of macro themes and expressed through etfs. Is there anything else you recomend I do or any advice you have? Your input is greatly appreciated.
EDIT: For Clarification, I am at Wharton in M&T. I currently have a 4.0 GPA and expect to graduate with a 3.8-3.9+ GPA (possibly 4.0, but some classes, particurly later on are really hard, so I doubt that I will maintain perfect grades, although I do my best).